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Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.
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Series cast summary:
Kate Atkinson ...  Vera Bennett 100 episodes, 2013-2021
Katrina Milosevic Katrina Milosevic ...  Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins 100 episodes, 2013-2021
Robbie Magasiva ...  Will Jackson 100 episodes, 2013-2021
Jacqueline Brennan ...  Linda Miles 99 episodes, 2013-2021
Celia Ireland ...  Liz Birdsworth 80 episodes, 2013-2019
Pamela Rabe ...  Joan Ferguson 70 episodes, 2014-2021
Kate Jenkinson ...  Allie Novak 66 episodes, 2016-2021
Bernard Curry ...  Jake Stewart 62 episodes, 2016-2021
Lauri McLennan Lauri McLennan ...  Prisoner / ... 5 episodes, 2013-2019
Nicole da Silva ...  Franky Doyle 56 episodes, 2013-2019
Lucia Brancatisano Lucia Brancatisano ...  Officer Peta Webb 6 episodes, 2013-2021
Shareena Clanton Shareena Clanton ...  Doreen Anderson 53 episodes, 2013-2017
Eloise Wright Eloise Wright ...  Prisoner / ... 2 episodes, 2014-2020
Danielle Cormack ...  Bea Smith 46 episodes, 2013-2016
Tammy Macintosh ...  Kaz Proctor 46 episodes, 2015-2019
Rarriwuy Hick ...  Ruby Mitchell 42 episodes, 2018-2021
Susie Porter ...  Marie Winter 39 episodes, 2018-2021


Fans of the iconic Prisoner Cell Block H series, which pushed boundaries over three decades ago and still boasts a loyal following worldwide today, will remember Bea Smith as gutsy and fearless, ruling Wentworth Correctional Centre with an iron fist. But who was Bea Smith before prison? How did a wife and mother from the suburbs become a top dog without rival? Wentworth Prison is a dynamic, often confronting, drama series that begins with Bea's early days in prison. Set in the present day, it is a modern adaptation of Prisoner Cell Block H that contemporises legendary characters and their stories for today's audience. This series takes the viewer inside to an uncompromising environment that explores the politics of women in a world without men, and how such a threatening experience both challenges and often changes those confined and working behind the razor wire. The audience will be introduced to Bea all over again and meet her allies and enemies in the form of iconic inmates: ... Written by ahmetkozan

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Filming for series 8 and 9 went into production in late October 2019 and wrapped in early September 2020, with both series filmed back-to-back. Production finished filming in early September after a break in production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When filming wrapped on 4th September available members of the cast and crew received gifts which included a placard for the cast's four actors who had been there on set since day one Kate Atkinson, Jacquie Brennan, Robbie Magasiva and Katrina Milosevic known as the 'OG Four' and the '100 Club', the crew originals included Peter Sidell, Kate Saunders, Adrian Dalton, Paris Smith, Lana Williams, Simon Hawkins, Michael Melis, Margot McCarthy and series producers Penny Win and Jo Porter. See more »


No one would have sent the warden of a prison as an inmate of the same prison that they worked at. See more »


Franky Doyle: Have you uh..
Franky Doyle: tried the McMuff?
Bea Smith: What? no...
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Alternate Versions

During the series finale of Season 7, it was expected that the series was ending for good, with an alternate ending filmed. This ending showed three inmates walking into the compound from the series predecessor Prisoner Cell Block H. With another scene with Vera with baby Grace, Franky and Bridget. Both scenes were deleted when the series received its renewal. See more »


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So Good!
27 July 2020 | by RobScott-13See all my reviews

I cannot overstate just how good Wentworth really is! It will hook you from the first episode and keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire series. Like everyone else on here that has compare it to Orange is the New Black (which I liked) I have to agree that this is the far better show! It's a lot like Game of Thrones where no character is safe no matter who they are. Some of biggest characters on the show will die or leave but the quality stays the same season after season!

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1 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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